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Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

One Bedroom, Centrally Located with Divine Views in San Francisco

Stellar Views an in an Amazing San Francisco Neighborhood

Don’t miss a chance to stay in a classic, 1920s building in one of San Francisco’s hottest, local neighborhoods. Magnificent views of the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and all the way to Marin are right outside the window. A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top and the building has a small shared garden in the back.

This cozy, sun-drenched apartment has been recently remodeled with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, Italian marble in the bathroom and stainless steel appliances. The entrance is on a flat street and the building has an elevator.

Walk to the Bay, Marina Green, the Presidio, Chrissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. Chic Polk and Union Street shopping, abundant music and dining are right outside the door. Some of the City’s best wine bars and stores are down the street. I am the editor of a magazine that covers wine and restaurants and will gladly share my insider tips. Great shopping and dining on Fillmore and Chestnut are also an easy walk. The Cow Hollow neighborhood has a walk score of 98 and is the perfect place to experience San Francisco as a native.

Urban hiking opportunities abound on the architecturally stunning Russian and Nob Hill. Running and biking paths along the Bay are just a few blocks away. Easy access to downtown museums, Union Square, the Embarcadero and shopping as several major bus lines stop right outside the building.

The apt has a fantastic kitchen and big fridge if you want to cook it. It also has a flat-screen TV, CD system, radio and DVD player. Wireless is included.

The Golden Gate Bridge and wine country of Sonoma and Napa are easy to access from this location. The area is full of delicious restaurants, from the high-end Gary Danko and La Folie to great little Vietnamese places and little cafes. A great, organic grocery store is down the street for all your cooking needs and you can walk to the Farmer's Market at Ft. Mason. So you can dine out a huge range of restaurants or cook in with top-notch ingredients during your stay.

This is a high-request property. I urge you to email as I am not always able to response to phone requests. This property is not suitable for children or anyone under the age of 18. Thanks.

More Details

Liza Zimmerman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Liza Zimmerman

I am a food and wine writer and magazine editor, who was raised in New York lived in Italy for many years. I travel extensively and didn't always love SF when I visited. The food and wine were always divine but I think some of that had to do with generic downtown hotel locations. From the time I moved to my current area I have been in love with this City.

Liza Zimmerman purchased this condo in 2008

Why Liza Zimmerman chose Marina District

The minute I saw my apartment I saw what it could become. For me, it's my little paradise in the sky with views that inspire me to write all day long.

Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted. However the views from my unit are almost as good!

What makes this condo unique

This is my actual home and not a secondary one. So it is cozy: read lots of great wine and unique art. I hope to make your stay as fantastic as possible with my insights on dining, drinking, hiking and enjoying our city. I might even leave you a nice bottle of wine to drink!


Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
There are lots of great wine bars (and dive ones)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
there are courses in the City and on the Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
there are manyh great dining options on Union/Po
Car: not necessary

My apartment is across the street from Russian Hill, which is the ultimate locals' neighborhood. It is full of everything classically San Francisco: great wine bars, restaurants, organic grocery stores, cafes, great shopping, urban hiking and biking and lots of live music. You can walk to amazing high-end and simple restaurants, great coffee bars, galleries and nightlife.

Please no not call if you are interested in renting the place. I can't respond to the number of calls I receive. If you are interested, pls email me and if the dates work I will get back to you.

It is an easy walk to top destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina Green, Chinatown and North Beach. Transit is easy to Union Square and downtown museums, as many major buses stop right outside the apartment.

Cow Hollow is upscale, safe fun and architecturally stunning. I am a national magazine editor and have written about restaurants and the wine business here for many years and wouldn't live anywhere else. I will be happy to provide you with my list of insider food and drink destinations.


Marina District Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a full shower and bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a fantastic, comfortable bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Pull-out couch for one extra person. Additional charges apply.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There a great gym just a block away. You can walk to the farmer's market near Polk and event the Ferry Building. Swimmers can also walk down to the Bay and take a dip at places like the Dolphin Club (if you can take the water temperature!)


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Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood
average rating of 4.413793 based on 29 reviews
Honolulu, HI

This place is GREAT!!

  • 5 of 5

I took my wife to San Francisco for a surprise trip on our 10th anniversary and this place made our trip spectacular! We had a wonderful time here. The apartment is just as described and it felt like a real home away from home. Great cozy place with a spectacular view of the city. The neighborhood is wonderful, so many places to eat and explore. From beginning to end our trip was great!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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419330 - i dont know what is meant by "title"

  • 5 of 5

very nice apartment with view and all needed amenities. conveniently located. reasonable rent.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our stay was very good. convenient location. clean apartment - everything worked.

  • 4 of 5

as above.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location! Needs Some Changes

  • 3 of 5

My boyfriend and I went for my 60th Birthday. Since our flight arrived early and we chose to take Uber everywhere, Liza allowed us to drop our luggage off at the condo until it was cleaned. This was much appreciated as was the bottle of wine she left for my birthday. The condo is conveniently located to all the tourist attractions. We did the Alcatraz tour (be sure to book in advance on the official website), rode Battery Assisted bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito then back to SF, went to the Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Grotto, ate at Bistro Boudin (famous for their sourdough), rode the cable car, visited the Cable Car Museum , had drinks at “The Top of the Mark” with fabulous 360-degree views of SF located on the 19th floor of the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel built in 1939.

So we were in the condo mostly to sleep, shower and enjoy the late evening views with cocktails/snacks. Liza lives here so beware that her things are here i.e. clothes, food, toiletries, books, wine/liquor. The freezer was completely packed with one ice tray that had 3 ice cubes in it so we bought a bag of ice the first night, wrapped it in a hand towel, placed it in a bowl and put it in the refrigerator and it keep for about 3 days. I moved a few things around in the freezer and was able to make ice each day and put it in a baggie for the last couple of days of our stay. She left the day of our arrival but said she’d get our deposit back to us as soon as she got back. (Around 1st of Oct) We arrived on Sept 14th and departed on the 19th. We got the deposit back on Oct 20th! ONE MONTH! I thought this was unprofessional and unacceptable. I own a vacation rental and return my guests deposits within 2 days of their departure. If I’m out of town I take a check, stamped addressed envelope and after my cleaning lady says everything looks good I send the deposit from wherever I am.

The views from her apartment are truly beautiful but beware that in her description it states “A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top” however she states in “owner info” “Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted”. Just wanted to make you aware.

All in all it was a wonderful Birthday!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Legally in SF you can only sublet apartments in which you live full-time. I also told Janice that I would be traveling for the period of time specified so her check was returned exactly when she should have expected it.
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London, United Kingdom

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay!

The host has some really good recommendations for just about any interest. Great location , and The cold beers in the fridge on arrival topped it off

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Cosy, Convenient & Views

  • 4 of 5

We spent 5 days in this charming apartment. We really did feels as though we were living as locals. The apartment is away from the main bustle of the tourist areas but within easy reach of them all either by foot, bus or cable car. Plenty of great restaurants and wine bars close by in Polk Street and easy access to the extensive Muni public transport system so easy to get out exploring and easy to get home from almost anywhere. The apartment is small and cosy and the views fabulous. Liza was extremely helpful, efficient and easy to deal with. We had a ball !

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

No pets are allowed. The apt is ideal for two.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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